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Conquered Iran and South Korea; India makes history in basketball

Doha: India wins under-16 Asian basketball title For the primary time within the historical past of the championship, India completed fifth. He’s proud to have defeated Iran and South Korea, the strongest gamers in Asian basketball. India’s earlier greatest achievement was ending tenth in 2009-11. Australia gained the championship for the second time in a row.

India defeated South Korea (90-80) within the fifth match. Korea is the second most profitable workforce in Asia after Australia. Ranked thirty second on the planet, they’re the 2015 champions of the championship. India is within the prime 50 within the rankings.

India maintained their lead 30-19 within the first quarter towards Korea. Captain Lokendra Singh scored 29 factors. Jaideep Rathore (20), Harsh Dagar (19) and Kushal Singh (18) have been the opposite main scorers. They beat world quantity 17 Iran (83-78) in a match for seventh place. The victory was a tiebreaker in a tricky combat. Harsh Dagar is the highest scorer within the match with 25 factors. Kushal Singh (19) and Lokendra (15) have been the opposite main scorers.

India, who performed in Group A of the Champions Trophy, misplaced to Australia (47-95), Qatar (77-51) and Bahrain (80-41) within the first match. They beat Indonesia within the pre-quarter (97-53). They misplaced to Japan in a tricky combat within the quarterfinals (84-91). India put up a very good efficiency all through the event.

The solid consists of Lokendra Singh (captain), Jaideep Rathore, Mohammad Ishan, Harsh Dagar, Kushal Singh, Sahibjit Singh Bhullar, Janmejay Singh, Lavish, Abhimanyu Govindarajan, Sanju Gajbhi, Kushal Gowda and Sheikh Fayaz. Head coach Vaseline Matic and coach Mohit Bhandari.

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